Quote of the Day – August 13, 2019

Shatter-Me-2“I spent my life folded between the pages of books.
In the absence of human relationships I formed bonds with paper characters. I lived love and loss through stories threaded in history; I experienced adolescence by association. My world is one interwoven web of words, stringing limb to limb, bone to sinew, thoughts and images all together. I am a being comprised of letters, a character created by sentences, a figment of imagination formed through fiction.”

Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me

Books of 2019: Favorite Reads So Far (YA Genre)

As I have mentioned in my previous post, I am on a book committee this year that is in the process of selecting the best YA books of the year for teens, a genre I am not a big fan of. However, as I am reading through these books, I am learning more about my reading tastes. It is not the general YA genre I have a distaste for, it is YA books published by US authors. I have realized that I have a preference for YA books published by UK authors, or more generally, foreign authors. They add something different and unique that goes beyond the generic brand and writing style that is usually accompanied with YA books. Continue reading “Books of 2019: Favorite Reads So Far (YA Genre)”

Quote of the Day – August 6, 2019

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In Remembrance of a Great Writer

Toni Morrison

February 18, 1931-August 5, 2019

 

Books to Read This Month: August Edition

As August start to begin, that means summer is soon coming to a close. But don’t fret! There is still time to hit your favorite beach or park and bask in the sun while reading your favorite summer read! And you definitely can’t go wrong with these new releases:

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Quote of the Day – July 12, 2019

“The world is full of talkers, but it is rare to find anyone who listens. And I assure you that you can pick up more information when you are listening than when you are talking.”

― E.B. White, The Trumpet of the Swan

Book Review: Hope Is Our Only Wing by Rutendo Tavengerwei

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 216 pages

Published: Spetember 10, 2019

Publisher: Soho Teen

Genre: Young Adult, Fiction & Literature, Contempoary Continue reading “Book Review: Hope Is Our Only Wing by Rutendo Tavengerwei”

Book Review: Just Kids by Patti Smith

Format: Paperback

Pages: 320 pages

Published: January 19, 2010

Publisher: HarperCollins

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Quote of the Day – May 8, 2019

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“It sometimes entered Mr. Pontellier’s mind to wonder if his wife were not growing a little unbalanced mentally. He could see plainly that she was not herself. That is, he could not see that she was becoming herself and daily casting aside that fictitious self which we assume like a garment with which to appear before the world.”
Kate Chopin, The Awakening

Books to Read This Month: May Edition

May flowers are blooming and new books are just buzzing in the air! As the weather warms up and the air becomes more pleasant, now is the time to find your favorite bench and bask in the enjoyment of spring reading! And you can’t go wrong with the amazing following books:

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